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  • Their Satanic Majesties Request Their Satanic Majesties Request Quick View

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    Their Satanic Majesties Request

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    Their Satanic Majesties Request is the sixth British and eighth American studio album by The Rolling Stones, released on 8 December 1967 by Decca Records in the UK and the following day in the US by London Records. Its title is a play on the Her Britannic Majesty requests and requires... text that appears inside a British passport.


    Musicians:

    Mick Jagger - lead and backing vocals, percussion

    Keith Richards - guitars, backing vocals

    Brian Jones - Mellotron, percussion, organ, flute, recorder, sitar on Gomper, electric dulcimer, saxophone, concert harp, theremin

    Charlie Watts - drums, percussion, tablas

    Bill Wyman - bass guitar, percussion, backing vocals, organ, lead vocals on In Another Land


    Additional personnel

    Nicky Hopkins - piano, harpsichord, organ, Mellotron

    John Paul Jones - string arrangement on She's a Rainbow

    Eddie Kramer - percussion

    Ronnie Lane - backing vocals on In Another Land

    Steve Marriott - backing vocals and acoustic guitar on In Another Land

    John Lennon and Paul McCartney - vocals on Sing This All Together

    Anita Pallenberg - backing vocals

    Uncredited musicians - strings and brass

    1. Sing This All Together

    2. Citadel

    3. In Another Land - Wyman, Bill

    4. 2000 Man
    5. Sing This All Together (See What Happens)
    6. She's a Rainbow
    7. The Lantern

    8. Gomper
    9. 2000 Light Years from Home
    10. On With the Show
    The Rolling Stones
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    Remixes

    Citay's 2007 album Little Kingdom made reference to everything from Thin Lizzy and acoustic Led Zeppelin, to Popul Vuh and early Mike Oldfield. So, when the band started asking remixers to rework tracks from Little Kingdom, we were more than a little surprised. As it turns out, the world needs Citay's Remixes. From the ambient textures of White Rainbows' Eye on Dollar remix to Cornershop's Anthony Saffery adding sitar and percussion to First Fantasy, these are anything but typical remix rave-ups.

    1.Eye On the Dollar [Remix By White Rainbow] - (remix)
    2.First Fantasy [Remix By Anthony Saffery] - (remix)
    3.Moonburn [Remix By Brenmar] - (remix)
    4.On the Wings [Remix By Anthony Saffery] - (remix)
    5.Former Child [Remix By Black Mountain] - (remix)
    6.On the Wings [Remix By White Rainbow] - (remix)
    7.First Fantasy [Remix By Sunburned Hand of the Man] - (remix)
    Citay
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  • The 5000 Spirits Or Layers Of The Onion The 5000 Spirits Or Layers Of The Onion Quick View

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    The 5000 Spirits Or Layers Of The Onion

    If any musical combo ever meshed perfectly with the times it was the Incredible String Band. And here's the proof: 1967's The 5000 Spirits Or Layers Of The Onion on deep-grooved, 180-gram vinyl. The wildly eclectic Scottish folk outfit -with the airy vocals and fretboard prowess of Robin Williamson and Mike Heron as its two constants -began life resurrecting wondrous and ancient Celtic ballads, then was transformed by the perfumed winds of 1967's psychedelic revolution to add sitar, oud, gimbri and all manner of exotic axes to its arsenal. The result is a gently mesmerizing psychedelia and anti-folk stance-consummate counterpoint to current psych heroes like Mogwai and Beachwood Sparks -that makes perfectly clear why the Incredible String Band remains just that: Incredible!
    1. Chinese White
    2. No Sleep Blues
    3. Painting Box
    4. The Mad Hatter's Song

    5. Little Cloud
    6. The Eyes Of Fate
    7. Blues For The Muse
    8. The Hedgehog's Song
    9. First Girl I Loved
    10. You Know What You Could Be
    11. My Name Is Death
    12. Gently Tender
    13. Way Back In The 1960s
    Incredible String Band
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  • Land Of Gold Land Of Gold Quick View

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    Land Of Gold

    Five-time Grammy nominee Anoushka Shankar returns with her fourth album on DG, Land of Gold, a fervent response to the humanitarian crisis of displaced people fleeing conflict and poverty. With exquisite arrangements blending genres and musical collaborations, Land of Gold is a message of enduring hope from the virtuoso sitar player, featuring guest vocalists M.I.A. ("Jump In (Cross the Line)") and Alev Lenz ("Land of Gold") as well as actress Vanessa Redgrave ("Remain the Sea").
    1. Boat To Nowhere
    2. Secret Heart
    3. Jump In (Cross The Line)
    4. Dissolving Boundaries
    5. Land Of Gold
    6. Last Chance
    7. Remain The Sea
    8. Crossing The Rubicon
    9. Say Your Prayers
    10. Reunion
    Anoushka Shankar
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  • Bombay Disco Bombay Disco Quick View

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    Bombay Disco

    The sound of Disco rose out of Philadelphia in the
    '70's before being nurtured in New York and later
    rising to the top of the pops. By 1979 it made its way
    to India, where it was blended with sitars, tablas and
    huge orchestras in a wildly inventive, and often boldly
    surreal, fusion of Purab aur Pachhim (East and West).


    When a film producer told Bollywood composer Bappi Lahiri, I want to have music like 'Saturday Night
    Fever', Bombay Disco was born. Soon nearly every South Asian film, it seemed, had a disco track blaring
    from cinema screens. Although disco's popularity waned in the west, it soared in the east throughout the '80's.
    Disco songs appeared in every type of film, from family dramas and historical epics to curry westerns and
    horror movies.


    Cultures Of Soul Records presents Bombay Disco, 13 selections excavated from the dusty bazaars of India by
    DJ Brother Cleve. The hunt even brought him to Bappi Lahiri's home, where India's Disco King regaled him
    with music and stories. Bombay Disco showcases the unique musical hybrid that is Bollywood filmi music.
    Don your leisure suit, puff a chillum, and get on the dancefloor. Shabash!

    LP 1
    1. Usha Uthup & Chorus - Hari Om Hari
    2. Bappi Lahiri & Chorus - Mausam Hai Gaane Ka
    3. Kishore Kumar & Amit Kumar - Hum To Aap Ke Deewane Hein
    4. Asha Bhosle & Chorus - Udi Baba
    5. Asha Bhosle & Chorus - Bugi Bugi
    6. Asha Bhosle & Chorus - Bongo Bongo
    7. Bappi Lahiri - Discotheque Music


    LP 2
    1. Asha Bhosle & Chorus - Pyar Ka Imithaan
    2. Bappi Lahiri & Amit Kumar - Karate
    3. Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar & Chorus - Disco '82
    4. Usha Uthup - Main Gul Badan
    5. Asha Bhosle - Dil Dil Dil, Kabhi Dil De Bhi To Do
    6. Salma Agha & Bappi Lahiri - Jeena Bhi Kya Hai Jeena (Pt. 2)

    Various Artists
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  • Talent Night At The Ashram Talent Night At The Ashram Quick View

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    Talent Night At The Ashram


    180-Gram Red Vinyl


    "Sonny Smith's endlessly prolific San Francisco psychpop band Sonny
    And The Sunsets crank out loopy, fun, lofi tunes at scary rates"
    - Stereogum


    Initially envisioned as a film project, each song on Talent Night at
    the Ashram was originally a short film that, when strung together,
    formed a feature-length movie. Equal parts Fellini and Os Mutantes,
    Talent Night at the Ashram is cinematic in its storytelling and
    kaleidoscopic in its mixing and merging of musical genres.


    '60s folk, electric sitars, flutes, and myriad other sounds help
    accentuate tales of professional bowlers in desperate need of a strike
    ("Icelene's Loss"), a mansion that houses every woman Smith has
    ever known ("The Secluded Estate"), and Occupy meetings ending in
    bad love ("Secret Plot to Destroy the Underground").


    Recording was a communal effort mostly done at Smith's home on
    this tape machine with musicians such as Shayde Sartin (The Fresh
    & Onlys), Garret Goddard (King Tuff), Kelley Stoltz, Rusty Miller, Ian
    McBrayer, and more. Talent Night at the Ashram finds Smith once
    again securing his status as one of today's most arrestingly inventive
    songwriters.

    1. The Application
    2. Cheap Extensions
    3. The Secluded Estate
    4. Talent Night at the Ashram
    5. Alice Leaves for the Mountains
    6. Happy Carrot Health Food Store
    7. Blot Out the Sun
    8. Baby Jokin
    9. Icelene's Loss
    10. Secret Plot
    Sonny & The Sunsets
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  • The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party Quick View

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    The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party

    Originally released in 1966. Fahey's never recorded an album that was more thoroughly of its moment. From the groovy flute and twangy sitar accompaniment to the backwards guitar, this Birthday Party is a charmingly trippy 60s time capsule. But it isn't a two dimensional one. The album gains immense depth from the tension between his sweeping, fingerpicked melodies and discordant string-battery. It's the audible battle between yearned for rose colored luminescence and ankle blistering hellhound darkness that enables this record to transcend its hippie dreaminess.
    1. The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party
    2. Knott's Berry Farm Molly
    3. Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Traditional)
    4. Guitar Excursions into the Unknown
    5. 900 Miles (Traditional)
    6. Sail Away Ladies (Traditional)
    7. Oh Come, Oh Come Emanuel
    John Fahey
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  • Mellow Yellow Mellow Yellow Quick View

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    Mellow Yellow

    Donovan's fourth album, 1967's Mellow Yellow, is a dynamic transitional effort that finds the singer-songwriter-guitarist expanding his artistry into rewarding new areas. In addition to the sing-along title hit, which famously inspired a persistent urban legend regarding the recreational consumption of banana peels, Mellow Yellow encompasses acoustic introspection (Writer in the Sun), crafty art-pop (Museum), bittersweet insight (Young Girl Blues), beat poetry (The Observation) and a fond nod to British folk icon Bert Jansch (House of Jansch). In addition to the production of British Invasion legend Mickie Most, Mellow Yellow features ear-catching arrangements by future Led Zeppelin member John Paul Jones and sitar by cult singer-songwriter Shawn Phillips. With its original mono mix capturing the vibrant vibes of Donovan during this incredibly creative and productive period, this vintage gem has never sounded better!
    1. Mellow Yellow
    2. Writer in the Sun
    3. Sand and Foam
    4. The Observation
    5. Bleak City Woman
    6. House of Jansch
    7. Young Girl Blues
    8. Museum
    9. Hampstead Incident
    10. Sunny South Kensington
    Donovan
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  • Radio Retaliation Radio Retaliation Quick View

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    Radio Retaliation

    LP reissue of Thievery Corporation's classic fifth studio album which has scanned 118k RTD


    Thievery Corporation once again raises the bar with their incendiary fifth independent studio album Radio Retaliation. Along with longtime microphone co-conspirators like Sleepy Wonder, Lou Lou, and Notch the outernational DJ and production duo are joined by a new cast of musical collaborators including
    Nigeria's afro-beat heir Femi Kuti, Brazilian star vocalist and guitarist Seu Jorge, Indian sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar, Slovakian chanteuse and
    violinist Jana Andevska, and Washington DC's own godfather of go-go Chuck Brown. With an uncompromising socio-political agenda and richly layered
    production touching upon the eclectic sounds of Jamaica, Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Radio Retaliation is one of Thievery
    Corporation's broadest and most progressive albums.

    1. Sound The Alarm
    2. Mandala
    3. Radio Retaliation
    4. Vampires
    5. Hare Krsna
    6. El Pueblo Unido
    7. (The Forgotten People)
    8. 33 Degree
    9. Beautiful Drug
    10. Le Femme Parallel
    11. Retaliation Suite
    12. The Numbers Game
    13. The Shining Path
    14. Blasting Through the City
    15. Sweet Tides
    Thievery Corporation
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  • Mixed Bag Mixed Bag Quick View

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    Mixed Bag

    "Freedom." The very mention of the song conjures images of Richie Havens at Woodstock, fiercely strumming his guitar and lost in an improvisational moment of creation. An intensely engaging performer, Havens honed his craft in the clubs and cafes of Greenwich Village, just over the bridge from his native Brooklyn. Painter, poet and multi-instrumentalist, Havens immersed himself in the Village's beatnik culture just as the nascent folk scene began to develop. Connecting with uber-manager Albert Grossman, then guiding the careers of Bob Dylan and Peter, Paul and Mary, Havens rose to the top tier of the international folk movement.


    Signed to Verve Forecast, Havens released his first album, Mixed Bag, in August of 1967. The intriguing LP gathered songs from Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan, Lennon/McCartney as well as two self-penned compositions and one co-written with future acting star Lou Gossett, Jr. The album's instrumentation featured Havens on sitar and acoustic guitar played in his unique style, thumb chording songs in open D tuning. Soaring above it all was his commanding baritone, a voice that injected gravitas into every song, bringing the lyrics to vivid life. A stunning debut, it climbed both the pop and jazz Billboard charts.


    Havens followed up a year later with Something Else Again:. The cover portrait found Havens clad in dashiki and wearing beads while playing a sitar, looking like a standard bearer for the counterculture. The songs' subject matter followed that direction as well, dealing primarily with social issues rather than relationships. It was another charting record for Havens, reaching #184 on Billboard's Pop Albums. More than mere albums, Mixed Bag and Something Else Again: were signposts for a rapidly changing culture, leading the way to a more enlightened existence.


    Sundazed Music presents these two vital albums in their rare mono versions, sourced from the original Verve masters, and pressed on lush 180gm vinyl. Cue them up and hear the glorious sound of artistic freedom pouring from your speakers.

    1. High Flyin' Bird
    2. I Can't Make It Anymore
    3. Morning, Morning
    4. Adam
    5. Follow
    6. Three Day Eternity
    7. Sandy
    8. Handsome Johnny
    9. San Francisco Bay Blues
    10. Just Like A Woman
    11. Eleanor Rigby
    Richie Havens
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  • Something Else Again Something Else Again Quick View

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    Something Else Again

    "Freedom." The very mention of the song conjures images of Richie Havens at Woodstock, fiercely strumming his guitar and lost in an improvisational moment of creation. An intensely engaging performer, Havens honed his craft in the clubs and cafes of Greenwich Village, just over the bridge from his native Brooklyn. Painter, poet and multi-instrumentalist, Havens immersed himself in the Village's beatnik culture just as the nascent folk scene began to develop. Connecting with uber-manager Albert Grossman, then guiding the careers of Bob Dylan and Peter, Paul and Mary, Havens rose to the top tier of the international folk movement.


    Signed to Verve Forecast, Havens released his first album, Mixed Bag, in August of 1967. The intriguing LP gathered songs from Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan, Lennon/McCartney as well as two self-penned compositions and one co-written with future acting star Lou Gossett, Jr. The album's instrumentation featured Havens on sitar and acoustic guitar played in his unique style, thumb chording songs in open D tuning. Soaring above it all was his commanding baritone, a voice that injected gravitas into every song, bringing the lyrics to vivid life. A stunning debut, it climbed both the pop and jazz Billboard charts.


    Havens followed up a year later with Something Else Again:. The cover portrait found Havens clad in dashiki and wearing beads while playing a sitar, looking like a standard bearer for the counterculture. The songs' subject matter followed that direction as well, dealing primarily with social issues rather than relationships. It was another charting record for Havens, reaching #184 on Billboard's Pop Albums. More than mere albums, Mixed Bag and Something Else Again: were signposts for a rapidly changing culture, leading the way to a more enlightened existence.


    Sundazed Music presents these two vital albums in their rare mono versions, sourced from the original Verve masters, and pressed on lush 180gm vinyl. Cue them up and hear the glorious sound of artistic freedom pouring from your speakers.

    1. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed
    2. Inside Of Him
    3. The Klan
    4. Sugarplums
    5. Don't Listen To Me
    6. From The Prison
    7. Maggie's Farm
    8. Somethin' Else Again
    9. New City
    10. Run, Shaker Life
    Richie Havens
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  • Eight Miles High / Why (Mono) Eight Miles High / Why (Mono) Quick View

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    Eight Miles High / Why (Mono)

    "Eight Miles High" b/w "Why" - The Rare RCA Studios Versions Original Mono Masters!!!


    During an action-packed Byrds tour of the UK in August 1965, ideas began to form in Gene Clark's mind for a new song. After germinating for several weeks, he began to put his thoughts on paper during the band's U.S. tour in November 1965.


    Traveling from gig to gig, David Crosby's cassettes of Ravi Shankar and John Coltrane provided the tour bus soundtrack. As Clark continued writing the song that would become ''Eight Miles High,'' this exotic music, especially Coltrane's recordings, found their way into the composition. Juxtaposed against lyrical snapshots of London, like ''rain grey town, known for its sound,'' the modal melody created a striking contrast and summoned a surreal, flight-like feeling.


    Despite Clark's increasing isolation from the group, it was obvious that ''Eight Miles High'' was a work of major importance and the group promptly made plans to record it. The band entered RCA Studios in Los Angeles on December 22, 1965, to track ''Eight Miles High,'' along with a new Roger McGuinn- David Crosby song ''Why.'' They had worked up an explosive arrangement for the Clark song, adding elements culled from their recent highway listening sessions. The Coltrane influence is especially evident in McGuinn's electric twelve-string solo, inspired by Coltrane's free-form sax lines on ''India.'' Shankar's sitar work is reflected in Chris Hillman's driving bass part, a hypnotic drone against which McGuinn's guitar lines shine in high relief. This Eastern influence also emerges on the high energy ''Why'' with McGuinn creating a sitar-like solo on his guitar while employing non-Western scales. Though not a conscious attempt, these songs were later cited as pioneering examples of raga rock, one of several innovative sub-genres, along with folk rock and country rock that the band explored in their career.


    Despite the unqualified artistic success of the RCA sessions, Columbia refused to release the tracks because they had not been recorded in a Columbia-owned studio. The band dutifully re-recorded the two songs at Columbia Studios in Hollywood and these recordings were released as a single and later included in the Fifth Dimension album. However, the band was not fully satisfied with this second attempt, believing that the RCA recordings were better.


    This special Sundazed release marks the first use of the recently located original mono mixdown masters. McGuinn has always felt that the first recordings of these songs were more spontaneous. And when asked about the RCA version of ''Eight Miles High'' Crosby declared, ''It was a stunner, it was better, it was stronger. It was the way we wanted it to be.''

    1. Eight Miles High
    2. Why
    The Byrds
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  • The Inner Mystique (Awaiting Repress) The Inner Mystique (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Inner Mystique (Awaiting Repress)

    Sundazed is totally stoked to announce the reissue of the first two albums by the Chocolate Watch Band, high on everyones list as one of the most exciting garage bands ever. Hailing from San Jose, California, the Watch Bandfeaturing the pouting, Mick Jagger-influenced lead vocals of Dave Aguilar, the thrilling guitars of Sean Tolby and Mark Loomis, the solid bass of Bill Flores and the thumping drums of Gary Andrijasevichmade all the right scenes in San Jose, including appearances with South Bay chart-toppers the Syndicate of Sound and Count Five.


    The Inner Mystique, the Watch Bands follow-up LP, puts you in the middle of a hippie ballroom with legendary producer Ed Cobbs instrumental Voyage of the Trieste and In the Past, which use enough psychedelic guitar, electric sitar and exotic shakers and rattles to grow your hair at least two inches overnight. Ray Davies Im Not Like Everybody Else sounds like it was written just for the Watch Band, and Dylans Its All Over Now, Baby Blue is a jingle-jangle masterpiece.

    1. Voyage of the Trieste
    2. In the Past
    3. Inner Mystique
    4. I'm Not Like Everybody Else
    5. Medication
    6. Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go
    7. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
    8. I Ain't No Miracle Worker
    Chocolate Watch Band
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  • Temples of Boom Temples of Boom Quick View

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    Temples of Boom

    With this album Cypress Hill turned towards a more tranquil, sedate, slower, spooky sound with beats. The dark mood of this album reflects the strife within the band during this era, when member Sen Dog temporarily left the band to pursue other projects.


    On this album both Wu-Tang Clan members RZA and U-God make appearances on Killa Hill Niggas. Also notable was track No Rest For The Wicked which ignited the feud between Cypress Hill and rapper Ice Cube, who they claimed, stole material from the band. At the time this album was well received by critics worldwide.


    Q - 4 Stars - Excellent - The production is sophisticated, incorporating Indian sitar and sloping, almost psychedelic bass grooves to create a vaguely threatening ambient hardcore.
    Melody Maker - Bloody Essential - resonates with freakish cheese-wire paranoia a gobsmacking paradox of expansive claustrophobia. The funk patters like an erratic heartbeat, the voices are stretched to bursting with menace and loathing and mockery


    Music On vinyl is proud to announce yet another Cypress Hill classic which has easily stood the test of time.

    LP1
    1. SPARK ANOTHER OWL
    2. THROW YOUR SET IN THE AIR
    3. STONED RAIDERS
    4. ILLUSIONS
    5. KILLA HILL NIGGAS
    6. BOOM BIDDY BYE BYE
    7. NO REST FOR THE WICKED


    LP2
    1. MAKE A MOVE
    2. KILLAFORNIA
    3. FUNK FREAKERS
    4. LOCOTES
    5. RED LIGHT VISIONS
    6. STRICTLY HIP HOP
    7. LET IT RAIN
    8. EVERYBODY MUST GET STONED

    Cypress Hill
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  • Love Now Love Now Quick View

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    Love Now

    Mean Lady is the duo of Katie Dill and Sam Nobles. They are from Delaware and they're both really nice. Really, really nice. For their new debut LP the duo have written a collection of songs about lust, innocence and vulnerability.


    Pitchfork have premiered first single "Far Away," writing, "'Far Away' wouldn't feel out of place on the last Youth Lagoon record, an out-of-time waltz flanked by aqueous sound effects. It's a prelude to something far more vigorous, though, as squishy beats, sprightly piano plinks, and an approximation of a sitar server as the backdrop for Katie Dill's transcontinental love letter."


    Through bubbly synths and rhythmic production, Dill and Nobles managed to cobble together a timeless, concise pop record. It's a finished product that could only exist when kids from Delaware grew up, trashed all their soul records and then got high some time after DJ Shadow started to suck but probably before J Dilla died.


    Love Now is deep and rich. The sound is Sam's wonderfully abrupt sampling and skipping drum beats underneath the band's live instruments. All of this is anchored by Katie's songwriting and sharp, but sweet vocals. Take heed: this is an important debut for a young band.

    1. One Big Family
    2. Far Away
    3. Mother Earth
    4. Bop Bop
    5. Why'd'ya Haftabee Sucha?
    6. Daisies
    7. Lonely
    8. Pony Ony O
    9. I Will Marry You
    Mean Lady
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  • Get Happy Get Happy Quick View

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    Get Happy

    Pink Martini's long-awaited follow-up to their 2009 hit album Splendor in the Grass features their beloved vocalist China Forbes joined in the studio by her new co-lead singer Storm Large along with a cavalcade of guest star vocalists! Featuring the "little orchestra's" trademark mix of pop songs from all corners of the globe, spanning the breadth of the 20th century, Get Happy's sunny disposition shines through its intricate and luxurious orchestral pop arrangements. Highlights of the album include the final recording of the legendary Phyllis Diller, a riveting appearance by the exquisite Rufus Wainwright, and a charming duet written and performed by China Forbes with underground French sensation Philippe Katerine.


    Featured Artists

    China Forbes: vocals

    Storm Large: vocals

    Thomas M. Lauderdale: piano

    Gavin Bondy: trumpet

    Robert Taylor: trombone, vocals

    Phil Baker: bass, sitar

    Dan Faehnle: guitar

    Nicholas Crosa: violin

    Pansy Chang: cello

    Anthony Jones: drums

    Brian Davis: percussion

    Timothy Nishimoto: vocals, percussion

    Maureen Love: harp

    Norman Leyden: clarinet

    Rufus Wainwright: guest vocals

    The von Trapps: guest vocals

    Meow Meow: guest vocals

    Philippe Katerine: guest vocals

    Phyllis Diller: guest vocals

    Ari Shapiro: guest vocals

    The Pacific Youth Choir

    The Harvey Rosencrantz Orchestra


    Quotes:

    "Charming and elegant. - Variety"


    "Rich, hugely approachable music, utterly cosmopolitan yet utterly unpretentious."- The Washington Post


    "Knowing sophistication backed by skillful arrangements."- The New York Times

    LP 1
    1. Ich dich liebe
    2. Quizás, quizás, quizás
    3. I'm waiting for you to come back
    4. Omide zendegani
    5. Yo te quiero siempre
    6. Je ne t'aime plus
    7. Zundoko-bushi
    8. Pâna când nu te iubeam
    9. She was too good to me


    LP 2
    1. ÜskÜdar'a gider iken
    2. Sway
    3. Kitty come home
    4. What'll I do?
    5. Get happy/Happy days are here again
    6. Heliotrope bouquet
    7. Smile

    Pink Martini
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  • Ananda Shankar (Pre-Order) Ananda Shankar (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Ananda Shankar (Pre-Order)

    180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Album Is Included In The Book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die


    Including The Hit Jumpin' Jack Flash & The Track Raghupati Which Was Later Used In The Game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories


    Ananda Shankar was a Bengali musician best known for fusing Western and Eastern musical styles.


    Ananda Shankar is the debut album by the Indian musician, the son of dancer and choreographer Uday Shankar and the nephew of Indian classical musician Ravi Shankar. It was released in 1970 and was among the first works in the rock genre by an Indian musician. Consisting mainly of instrumental recordings featuring sitar and Moog synthesizer, it includes a cover version of the Rolling Stones' 1968 hit song Jumpin' Jack Flash and a thirteen-minute Indian-style piece titled Sagar (The Ocean).


    In the decades since the LP's release, Jumpin' Jack Flash became a popular club hit, while the album has been recognized for its influence on world music fusion, particularly the East-West styles developed in the UK. It is one of the albums featured in Robert Dimery's book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.


    In 2005, his song Raghupati was used in the game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories soundtrack.

    1. Jumpin' Jack Flash
    2. Snow Flower
    3. Light My Fire
    4. Mamata (Affection)
    5. Metamorphosis
    6. Sagar (The Ocean)
    7. Dance Indra
    8. Raghupati
    Ananda Shankar
    $37.99
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    Right Now (Speakers Corner)

    A great deal has been said about Blues and Rock'n'Roll musicians being inspired to great things by folk music. But one hears little about those who work quietly in the background, far removed from dazzling light shows, power amps and fog machines, and who create new strains of tender plants from the roots of traditional folk, so to speak. One such person is Wizz Jones from south England. He can write songs, and he can sing - but it would be far too simple to describe him as a songwriter. His cultivated and versatile performance technique on the guitar bears witness to his personal aspiration for perfection on his instrument. With Jones all this culminates in highly original high-end folk: he's particularly laid-back in groovy numbers (Right Now, No More Time To Try), where the elastic and springy sound of the guitar is enhanced with chirping sitar and wavering bottleneck slides so typical of the times. Alongside these are the carefully re-worked traditional melodies (American Land), a 17th-century tune (Raven) where the singer plays 'call-and-response' with himself, and a solid 16-bar blues (Deep Water) in the early Chicago style. Particular attention should be paid to the numbers in which he collaborates with Alan Tunbridge and is fired by his genial ideas - specially recommended: Mary Go 'Round.



    Musicians:



    • Wizz Jones (vocals, guitar)

    • Sandy Jones (banjo)

    • Pete Berryman (guitar)

    • Reanna Sutcliffe (piano, harpischord, vocals)

    • John Renbourn (sitar, harmonica)

    • Andy Fernbach (piano)

    • Sue Draheim (vocals)

    • Malcolm Pool (bass)

    • Ian Hoyle (drums)




    Recording: 1972 by Colin Caldwell at Marquee Studios, London

    Production: John Renbourn




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Which of Them You Love the Best
    2. One Grain of Sand
    3. City of the Angels
    4. The Raven
    5. Right Now
    6. Find a Man for You Girl
    7. American Land
    8. No More Time to Try
    9. Mary Go 'Round
    10. Deep Water
    Wizz Jones
    $34.99
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    The Promise (Awaiting Repress)


    • Play 33 1/3 Series


    • 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl Pressed By MMP


    • Gatefold Jacket With Magic-Eye Graphic & Black Poly-Lined Inner Sleeves



    • Includes 8-Page Booklet


    • Project Designed & Sleeve Made By Khiov


    The 'Play 33 1/3 LP Series' is a Vinyl LP project including masterpiece albums which have never been released on LP. The albums are released by Universal Music Korea on LP for the first time and the heavyweight vinyl LP is pressed in Germany. Khiov designs the project, reforms the original artworks for the LP size and precisely made the sleeves.


    John McLaughlin's 1995 album was originally released on CD only on Verve Records. The cover features a Magic-Eye graphic that contains a hidden image. McLaughlin is joined by artists such as Jeff Beck, Al Di Meola, Michael Brecker and more!


    Originally issued in 1996 when he was 54, the Promise offers a summation of all the places John McLaughlin has been in his career, and points directly toward his future. Featuring a wide range of musicians including appearances by the Free Spirits, the Guitar Trio, and an electric version of Shakti, the Promise is easily the most wide-ranging and diverse offering of McLaughlin's long career. Its contents encompass everything from straight post-bop and swinging soul-jazz to fusion to modern takes on East Indian music as it meets the West. As if this weren't enough, there are even moments with spoken word laced throughout, such as a verse of Dante read by Stefania Bombi toward the end of his scorching, funky, soul-jazz number Thelonius Melodius with B-3 organist Joey DeFrancesco and drummer Dennis Chambers. The set kicks off with one of its finest moments, a guitar-to-guitar reading of John Lewis' Django with Jeff Beck (bassist Pino Palladino, drummer Mark Mondesir, and drummer Tony Hymas round it out). Beck's solo is first; it is expansive as it moves from a gorgeous restating of the melody through slinky harmonic extrapolations. McLaughlin's answer is ambitious and intuitive. They then move toward one another and the melody, complementing each other perfectly. El Ciego is a complex, flamenco-tinged jazz number with McLaughlin trading knotty lines and soulful solos with Al di Meola and Paco de Lucia. Jazz Jungle is late 20th century fusion at its blazing best with Michael Brecker, Chambers, Don Alias, James Genus, and Jim Beard beginning almost nebulously before ratcheting the tempo and idea palettes to dizzying heights (Brecker is particularly brilliant). The Wish, with Zakir Hussein, Nishat Khan, and Trilok Gurtu, looks deeply into Indian classical music balanced by a European gaze. McLaughlin's engagement with Khan's sitar creates nearly rapturous expression, all the while contained inside a texture that is as atmospheric as it is exotic. Shin Jin Rui employs the same band as Jazz Jungle, with the exception of the saxophone, played by David Sanborn. His playing is riskier than on his own records, his alto juxtaposed with McLaughlin's guitar, a study in funky, electric jazz modernism. The set closes with a lovely all-acoustic reading of Jimmy Rowles' The Peacocks with guitarist Phillipe Loi and bassist Yan Maresz, and a verse by Lorca read by Susana Beatrix as an end cap. Ultimately, the Promise stands as one of McLaughlin's towering achievements as a guitarist and leader.

    - Thom Jurek (All Music Guide)


    Musicians

    John McLaughlin: guitars, keyboards

    Don Alias: percussion

    Jim Beard: keyboards

    Jeff Beck: guitar

    Michael Brecker: saxophone

    Dennis Chambers: drums

    Vinnie Colaiuta: drums

    Joey DeFrancesco: organ, trumpet

    Paco De Lusica: guitar

    Al Di Meola: guitar

    Zakir Hussain: tabla

    Nishat Khna: sitar, vocals

    David Sanborn: saxophone

    Sting: bass

    LP 1
    1. Django
    2. Thelonious Melodius
    3. Amy and Joseph
    4. No Return
    5. El Ciego


    LP 2
    1. Jazz Jungle
    2. The Wish
    3. English Jam
    4. Tokyo Decadence
    5. Shin Jin Rui
    6. The Peacocks

    John McLaughlin
    $59.99
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  • Rough Guide To Legends Of Indian Music Rough Guide To Legends Of Indian Music Quick View

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    Rough Guide To Legends Of Indian Music

    India's classical music is deeply bound to the country's mystical ancient traditions. Stretching back through time to the Vedic period musical historians encounter the Rigveda, an ancient collection of Sanskrit hymns, and the Sama Veda, a text which begins to discuss the origin of seven shruti (notes) from the sounds of nature. The practice of combining tones in certain sequences and the notation system that was developed during this era is connected to the development of the Indian classical raga form. 'Raga' literally translates as a 'hue' of colour and is a musical method of constructing melody through prescribed conventions. Ragas are linked to different moods and times of the day. Amjad Ali Khan's 'Raga Chhaya Nat' is in the Hindustani (North Indian) chhayanat mode and illuminates his crystalline prowess on the sarod, a stringed lute that is played with a plectrum. Uppalapu Srinivas' song 'Sankari Sankuru' is played on his mandolin in saveri raga, which is said to bring about the mood of pity and was originally composed by one of Carnatic (South Indian) music's greatest figures Syama Sastri (1762-1827). Indian Classical Legends Shivkumar Sharma, Hari Prasad Chaurasia and Brij Bhushan Kabra are heard delicately delivering a Hindustani bhairav raga on 'Ahir Bhairav'. This raga is related to Sikh tradition from northern India and appears in the Guru Granth Sahib (the central religious text of Sikhism). Ravi Shankar's radiant sitar shines bright on the fast-paced track 'Devgiri Bilawal Dhun'. Shankar's name and ascendant international career is now synonymous with Indian classical music. Widely regarded as a musical sage or pandit, his definition of raga touched upon its vast and complex nature, describing it as a 'scientific, precise, subtle and aesthetic melodic form'. Another sitar scholar, Vilayat Khan is heard on 'Dhun Punjabi Ang'. The Khan musical lineage traces all the way back to the court musicians of the Mughal Empire. Father and son duo Allah Rakha and Zakir Hussain enter into percussive playoff on the live track 'Ek Taal'. Tabla virtuouso Zakir Hussain remains grounded by the musical discipline and natural flair he inherited from his father who he regarded as 'a spirit who was created to work for music by God'. Carnatic vocalist Dr M. Balamuralikrishna's marvellously melodic instrument sparkles on 'Sadhathava Pada'. His formidable range and versatile tone mark him out as a legendary singer. He is also credited with popularising the jugulbandi concept in Indian classical music - when two soloists of equal skill perform together. Riverboat Records artist Jyotsna Srikanth contributes 'Annapoorne', a work crafted by the famous Carnatic composer, Muttuswami Dikshitar. The subject matter concerns Annapoorne, the Hindu goddess of nourishment. The raga used is sama, one that denotes peace. Uncover the mystery and beauty of India's verdant classical tradition on this excellent introduction to one of the world's most valuable musical repertoires.
    1. Ravi Shankar: Devgiri Bilawal Dhun
    2. Allah Rakha & Zakir Hussain: Ek Taal (Live)
    3. Shivkumar Sharma, Hari Prasad Chaurasia & Brij Bhushan Kabra: Ahir Bhairav
    4. Bismillah Khan & Vilayat Khan: Thumri Bhairavin
    5. U. Srinivas: Sankari Sankuru
    6. Vilayat Khan: Dhun Punjabi Ang
    Various Artists
    $19.99
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  • I Love You, Honeybear I Love You, Honeybear Quick View

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    I Love You, Honeybear

    I Love You, Honeybear was recorded intermittently from 2013 to 2014 in Echo Park, Los Angeles and produced with Jonathan Wilson, whom I also recorded and produced 2012's Fairly Fun with. There's a case to be made that it sounds and acts a bit like solo-era John Lennon, Scott Walker, Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, and Dory Previn, while taking more than a few cues from Woody Allen, Kurt Vonnegut, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Muhammad Ali. Blammo.


    It has a decidedly more soulful presence than Fear Fun, due in no small part to the fact that I am truly singing my ass off all over this motherfucker. The album is really characterized by the scope and ambition of the arrangements. Nearly every tune is augmented by something special, be it orchestral strings, a mariachi band, questionable electronic drum solos, ragtime jazz combos, soul singers, or what have you. I'm pretty sure there's a sitar in there somewhere. Blammo. My ambition, aside from making an indulgent, soulful, and epic sound worthy of the subject matter, was to address the sensuality of fear, the terrifying force of love,
    the unutterable pleasures of true intimacy, and the destruction of emotional and intellectual prisons in my own voice. Blammo.


    This material demanded a new way of being made, and it took a lot of time before the process revealed itself. The massive, deranged shmaltz I heard in my head, and knew had to be the sound of this record, originated a few years ago while Emma and I were hallucinating in Joshua Tree; the same week I wrote the title track. I chased that sound for the entire year and half we were recording. The means by which it was achieved bore a striking resemblance to the travails, abandon and transformation of loving someone. There: I said it. Blammo.

    -Josh Tillman, aka Father John Misty


    I Love You, Honeybear was produced by Josh Tillman and Jonathan Wilson, mixed
    by Phil Ek, and mastered by Greg Calbi.

    1. I Love You, Honeybear
    2. Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)
    3. True Affection
    4. The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apt.
    5. When You're Smiling and Astride Me
    6. Nothing Good Ever Happens at the Goddamn Thirsty Crow
    7. Strange Encounter
    8. The Ideal Husband
    9. Bored in the USA
    10. Holy Shit
    11. I Went to the Store One Day
    Father John Misty
    $19.99
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  • La Folia De La Spagna (Speakers Corner) La Folia De La Spagna (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    La Folia De La Spagna (Speakers Corner)

    First mentioned around 1500 in Portugal, no forms or melodies have come down to us for the Folia. Described by historians as a noisy dance which was performed by masked and disguised figures who leapt about as though they had lost their reason, a tranquil, sarabande-like form asserted itself in Europe in the early 17th century.



    GrÉgorio Paniagua, director of the Atrium Musicae de Madrid, demonstrates once again his virtuosity in his treatment of historical material. His arrangements are not confined to medieval and baroque instruments but also employ a whole arsenal of percussion, such as various small drums, triangle, tambourine, castanets and xylophone. As the title of the LP suggests, the ensemble adds spice to the airy variety of timbres with a small touch of madness here and there. Unbelievably, a jazz solo is heard which recalls the Pink Panther Theme, and the Orient is conjured up by two Indian tunes (ragas) in which the sitar chirps passionately to the powerful plop-plop-plop of tabla rhythms.



    With its high resolution sound which places a high demand on hi-fi equipment in order to get the best reproduction, this record is both cult and legend.




    Musicians:



    • The Atrium Musicae de Madrid conducted by Dr. Don GrÉgorio Paniagua Rodriguez




    Recording: June 1980 by Jean-François Pontefract

    Production: Eva Coutaz




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Fons vitae/Dementia praecox angelorum Supra solmamirevt

    2. Extravagans/Laurea minima/In vitro
    3. Oratio pro-folia/Fama volat Citrus - Hesperides
    4. Principalis. Fermescens/Inica exacta Adverso flumine
    5. Parsimonia aristocraciae
    6. Subtilis/De profundis - Extra muros
    7. Vulgaris - Sine populi notione Vagula et blandula
    8. Nordica et desolata/Aurea mediocritas
    9. Nobilissima/Degradans et corruptae
    10. De pastoribus/Mathematica dies irae /Crepuscularis/Sine nomine/Tristis est anima mea/Equites fortis armaturae/Audaces fortuna juvat/Sine praeputium/Ecclesiastica
    11. Theatralis et hipocritae/Ruralis Alter indica perfecta
    12. De Tolerentia aetherea/Fuga ficta et carrus triumphalis
    Various Artists
    $34.99
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    The High Frontier

    Lumerians release The High Frontier on through Partisan Records. The name for the album comes from a term coined by Gerard K. O'Neil in his illustrated 1976 book depicting human colonisation of space. The High Frontier contains Krautrock inspired exploration, Afrobeat's ritualistic rhythms, post-punk guitar noise and cracked-glacÉ synth lines culled from perverse 1970s sci-fi soundtracks.


    It's a cacophony of sound in which Lumerians acknowledge the role noise and rhythm has always played in transcendent and ecstatic rituals the world over, from the repetitious drums of tribal animists to the penetrating electronic pulses of neon dance clubs.


    The six tracks and 33 minutes that make up The High Frontier were recorded and produced in Lumerians' self-built studio/brewery: a room housed in a converted store-front church in a neighbourhood affectionately referred to as the "Murder Dubbs".


    The High Frontier brings back the sound of prog rock that was so familiar in the 70s. Uncut described the album as: "a fruitful collision between Boredoms, Neu! and the Grateful Dead" and they are spot on.


    Track one Dogon Genesis could easily fit itself into the 70s with no questions asked. Dogon Genesis is a fantastic first track that prepares the listener for the rest of the album. Dogon Genesis could refer to the Dogon tribe of Mali which gives a good indication of how bonkers the record is.


    Title track The High Frontier has a completely different sound to that of Dogon Genesis. It's a slower tempo with more deep, bass tones coming through. The drum beat produces a mesmerising rhythm alongside the swooping synth sounds.


    Previously disclosed track, The Bloom follows the same theme as The High Frontier. It's strange and eery. It is probably the most experimental song on the record which introduces lots of sounds and plays with the concepts of prog rock to create a brilliantly atmospheric track. The synth sounds heard at the beginning almost sound like sirens, building a sense of tension and fear into the listener.


    Koman Tong breaks the album away from eerie and unnerving and plunges it into summer happiness. Koman Tong is still very experimental but it starts to introduce the idea of world influences into Lumerians' music, the guitar is distorted leading it to sound faintly like a sitar in parts while gongs and bells can be heard in the background. It's the best track on the record by far. There is just so much to catch and involve yourself in that you will instantly become lost in the music - cliched as it may sound.


    Smokies Tangle turns the album back to its 70s prog rock style while the last track, Life Without Skin again oozes world influences, foreign vocals and jazz inspired drum beats to create a superb end track. It has a fantastic rhythm and melody and can easily be placed as one of the best songs on The High Frontier. It's also one of the only tracks on the album that uses influences from Lounge - think Bonobo vs prog rock and you're almost there.


    The High Frontier is a mesmerizing account of weirdness and oddity that will leave you wanting to hear more. Each track has so many layers to it that you really will become immersed in this record. It's 33 minutes of experiments, fusion of genres and rule-breaking in the music world. A triumph.


    - Rocking Republic

    1. Burning Mirrors
    2. Black Tusk
    3. Shortwave Fields
    4. Atlanta Brook
    5. Hashshashin
    6. Calalini Rises
    7. XuluX
    8. Melting Space
    9. Gaussian Castles
    Lumerians
    $17.99
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    Adrian Younge Presents: The Delfonics

    The Delfonics is the quintessential sweet-soul group. Hailing from Philadelphia, the crew formed in the mid-'60s, with the definitive original lineup as lead
    vocalist and songwriter William Hart, his brother Wilbert Hart, and mutual high-school friend Randy Cain (later replaced by Major Harris). With the help of
    producer/arranger Thom Bell-and with William's signature falsetto-the Delfonics set the tone for all other sweet-soul groups that would follow.


    Between 1968 and 1974, the Delfonics had twenty charting singles and won a Grammy for their massive hit Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time). Out of
    their twenty hits, William Hart wrote or co-wrote eighteen of them, thirteen with collaborator Thom Bell, like La-La Means I Love You, He Don't Really
    Love You, and Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love).After five albums, the Delfonics would break up for good in 1975. Brothers William and
    Wilbert parted ways and over the years often toured separately with different forms of the group. But over forty years after writing his first hit, lead singer
    and songwriter William Hart has put his unmistakable falsetto back on analog tape and reinvented the Delfonics brand for a new generation.


    Los Angeles producer/composer Adrian Younge envisioned a modern-day Delfonics album and pitched the idea to William Hart, who hopped a plane from
    Philly to L.A. and began work on a new album. Younge helped to reshape the Delfonics by bringing on board two excellent young vocalists, Loren Oden
    and Saudia Mills-as well as Om'Mas Keith on the single Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love)-to work alongside William. Adrian Younge is a
    self-taught multi-instrumentalist who traded in his MPC sampler for a carefully curated studio of authentic gear. Younge rocketed to international
    recognition after composing the original score for the film Black Dynamite and has since release ground-breaking projects including The Souls of
    Mischief's "There Is Only Now" and Ghostface Killah's "Twelve Reasons to Die" concept albums.


    Younge brings a unique perspective on modern rhythm and blues. I was studying Delfonics stuff for years, Younge reveals. I studied Delfonics to do the
    Black Dynamite stuff. I've been a fan, and I've just studied their music for so long that when I got the opportunity to do this, it just really blew my mind.
    From the very beginning, it was Younge's intention to create an old-school Delfonics vibe but offer a very hip-hop-informed perspective. There are
    distinguishing musical elements that Delfonics fans will recognize, like the electric sitar guitar, the French horn, string arrangements, and the tympani. I
    want people to expect something classic but not expect to hear the same thing rehashed, Younge says. I want to push it forward. William and I strived to
    push this forward.


    Younge now makes this breath-taking musical outing available once again on his own Linear Labs imprint.

    1. Stop And Look (And You Have Found Love)
    2. Lost Without You
    3. True Love
    4. Silently
    5. Enemies
    6. To Be Your One
    7. Stand Up
    8. Just Love
    9. So In Love With You
    10. I Can't Cry No More
    11. Lover's Melody
    12. Party's Over
    13. Life Never Ends
    The Delfonics
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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